The Diagnosis and Management of Hirsutism

Adrienne B. Neithardt, Randall B Barnes*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Approximately 10% of women of childbearing age are hirsute, which is defined as the presence of coarse terminal hairs in androgen-dependent areas on the face and body. It not only is a source of psychological discomfort but also may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. This article reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of hirsutism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-293
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Reproductive Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003


  • Antiandrogens
  • Hair removal
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperandrogenism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Physiology (medical)


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